The Missing Reel

The Missing Reel is a compilation of all things horror and what mattered throughout the week. This week a creepy image of Under The Bed arrived, a fantastic psychological In Their Skin trailer debuted, official art for The Girl released and much more.

Short Film ‘Vessel’ Picked Up By Paramount

Some of you might remember the amazing sci-fi short film by Clark Baker that I posted a few months ago. Well, Paramount seemed to have really liked it too and decided to give it the feature length treatment which is extremely exciting.

Vessel is a very ambitious SciFi/Horror short film in the vein of AlienThe Thing and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The film, featuring a blend of old school, practical creature effects and slick, modern day visual effects, centers around the story of Liberty Airlines’ Flight 298 and its passengers. Shortly after takeoff, the passengers encounter an otherworldly force and are thrown into a fight for their lives!

If you missed it the first time, give it a watch below. You’ll thank me later.

First Look at The Creature ‘Under The Bed’

The very first image for the upcoming horror film Under the Bed has arrived and it’s a doozy. Apparently this thing lives under our bed… no thanks.

Every child knows about the monster under the bed—Neal Hausman’s mistake was trying to fight it. Neal has returned from a two-year exile following his tragic attempt to defeat the monster, only to find his father ticking ever closer to a breakdown, a new stepmother who fears him, and his little brother Paul, terrorized by the same monster. While Neal and Paul work together to try and fight the nocturnal menace, their parents are taking desperate measures to get the family back to normal. With no support from their parents, the brothers have nothing to rely on but each other, and courage beyond belief.

‘The Strain’ Motion Comic

With the recent announcement of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s novel The Strain landing a TV deal over at FX I thought this video would be a cool way to show you guys what you might expect from the series. It does a pretty good job at depicting some of the main points of the beginning of the novel and the voice acting is very solid.

When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Center for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event–an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness.

Awesome Illustrated Poster For ‘Silent Hill 3D’

Have a look at this very cool illustrated International one-sheet for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. The upcoming sequel will be hitting theaters in just a couple of weeks on October 26th.

For years, Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.”

Official Art For HBO’s ‘The Girl’

The premier of HBO’s much anticipated Alfred Hitchcock biopic The Girl is only weeks away. Today the official artwork has been released that is all sorts of wonderful.

The Girl follows the life and relationship of Alfred Hitchcock and his discovery of Tippi Hedren and the turmoil that surrounded them while making The Birds (1963), and how his ultimate failure ended up destroying both their careers.

‘Amityville Horror’ House For Sale

Anyone looking to buy a house? Well, the owners of the home made famous by the 1970 classic The Amityville Horror are selling the home for way cheaper than it’s worth. Hmmm… I wonder why? Originally listed at $1.45 million it is now going for $955,000. Other than all of the demons and what not I really wouldn’t mind living in it.

‘The Care And Feeding Of Exotic Pets’ Being Adapted

The production company, In Cahoots, has just acquired film rights to Diana Wagman’s dark psychological novel The Care And Feeding Of Exotic Pets.

The book follows Winnie Parker, mother to an angst-ridden teenage daughter and ex-wife of a famous game show host, who is kidnapped. What follows is a psychological game of cat and mouse set in the kidnapper’s tropically heated house—kept that way because the kidnapper is a reptile lover who has set up his home as a haven for Cookie, a menacing seven-foot long Iguana. While desperately seeking to escape, Winnie uncovers the mystery surrounding her captivity.

‘In Their Skin’ Trailer Debut

IFC has released the official trailer for In Their Skin (formerly known as Replicas) and is now available to watch on VOD.

Following a tragic incident, the Hughes (Selma Blair and Joshua Close) escape their busy upscale suburban life in order to spend some quality family time at their isolated country home. An evening with friendly neighbors is suddenly interrupted when one man’s obsession with perfection escalates into a violent struggle, forcing all to go beyond anything they ever thought they were capable of, in order to survive.

The End

There you have it, some of the stuff that mattered in the world of all things horror this week and if you happened to have missed the last edition of The Missing Reel be sure to check it out here:

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7 thoughts on “The Missing Reel

  1. I had Vessel added to my faves and never watched it and then accidentally deleted it in a cleaning frenzy. Thanks for re-posting it, Ryan. Also, Under the Bed and In Their Skin looks wicked. Selma Blair looks practically haunted. I love Rachel Miner as the demon Meg on Supernatural so I get a feeling I will like her in this.

    1. Vessel is brilliant, it’s one of my favorite short films. It captures the oldschool horror vibe perfectly. I really hope the feature length version translates just as well on the big screen. In Their Skin does look awesome, I’m a fan of D’Arcy and the performances look top notch. It’s up on itunes on VOD in case you’re interested!

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